Thursday 3rd December
It was significant that on the day of the parliamentary vote on the escalation of conflict in Syria and Iraq, we use some of the ancient Advent Antiphons as a focus for our prayers
O Wisdom of our God Most High,guiding creation with power and love:come to teach us the path of knowledge!
We prayed for wisdom, beyond politics that sees the human cost.
O Leader of the House of Israel, giver of the Law to Moses on Sinai:come to rescue us with your mighty power!
For the law makers and keepers. Two wrongs etc.
O Root of Jesse’s stem, sign of God’s love for all his people: come to save us without delay.
Our need of God in the discussions, discision and actions. With those who carry out the vote and those who will suffer.l
Marantha – come Lord Jesus – come to save us without delay.